VOL. 126 | NO. 202 | Monday, October 17, 2011
Regions Financial Corp., the company whose bank has the No. 2 spot in Memphis when ranked by customer deposit share, reports third-quarter earnings Oct. 25.
CN boosts Memphis’ role in North American rail network
After a 15-year transformation from a government operated east-west railroad network to a privately owned company with a North American reach, Canadian National Railway Co. is positioning itself as a logistics “enabler.”
Between July and September, the Memphis-based parent company of the largest bank based in Tennessee more than doubled its quarterly profit compared with the same period in 2010, the company announced Monday, Oct. 17.
One way it’s easy to tell Republican presidential candidate and former Godfather’s Pizza President Herman Cain is now firmly in top-tier status: A satellite truck and about six TV news cameras were covering his campaign stop in Bartlett mid-day Friday.
For months, those in the Memphis logistics trade have talked about the coming impact of the Panama Canal expansion, slated for completion in 2014.
Almost a year ago, Randy Richardson was named the executive director of the International Port of Memphis.
As the third quarter wrapped up, the number of legal filings recorded by the Shelby County Circuit Court, Chancery Court and Probate Court clerks’ offices dropped off from the number filed both in the year-ago period as well as in second quarter 2011, according to latest figures from The Daily News Online, www.memphisdailynews.com.
The Shelby County Commission should be back at full strength by the end of the Monday, Oct. 17, meeting of the body.
Willow Lake Business Park and Corporate Park in Hickory Hill sold back to the lender for $26 million Friday, Oct. 14, on the Shelby County Courthouse steps following a foreclosure.
Best-selling author and ABC “Good Morning America” contributor Lee Woodruff will deliver her message of love, hope and perseverance to a Memphis audience Tuesday, Oct. 18, at The Peabody hotel.
Founded by Mark George in Memphis with one truck driver in 1982, Intermodal Cartage Co. Inc. has grown steadily for nearly 30 years and now has locations in 26 cities nationwide.
The Shelby County Commission will meet Monday, Oct. 17, at 1:30 p.m. in the Shelby County Administration Building, 160 N. Main St. Click on the meeting icon for a full agenda.
Some of my employees are approaching middle age, so parents are approaching old age and serious illness. My V.P.’s mother, as well as parts manager, has terminal cancer with months to live. Each day brings maybe little victories, but the larger defeat lingers in the background that nobody can stop. The sadness affects the whole company daily.
Last week we spotlighted an international education organization with Memphis roots, Facing History and Ourselves, which is helping individuals make the connection between history and their own lives. This week let us showcase a nonprofit that is providing scholarships for low-income children and fostering greater access, overall, to private and parochial schools for all children in our community: Memphis Opportunity Scholarship Trust.
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The Daily News celebrates 125 years of journalism
It began as a handwritten single piece of paper hand-delivered to 25 people in what was once the city of Memphis.
Now that you know the past and present of the company that publishes The Daily News and The Memphis News, what should you expect in the future?
Ballet Memphis celebrates the power and artistry of the duo in a performance of paired works on the theme of love.
We all know that travel is broadening, and there’s no reason why that expansion of knowledge and experience shouldn’t apply to what we eat and drink. We don’t have to necessarily go as far as chef and television personality Anthony Bourdain, who gleefully scarfs down inner and outer organs of creatures many of us in the safety of our own homes would regard as bizarre, if not life-threatening, but we should try to extend the boundaries of our personal envelopes as we can.
If you have a wine map of France handy, you’ll notice that the Chablis region is some distance northwest of Dijon, the city that marks the northernmost point of Burgundy. The geography, the soil, the climate of Chablis are all different from the geography, soil and climate of Burgundy. Yet in a demonstration of Gallic rationality, Chablis is officially part of Burgundy, though the only characteristic the areas share is that each is sacred ground for the chardonnay grape.
KNOXVILLE (AP) – Tennessee Valley Authority ratepayers will get another slight decrease because of lower fuel cost in November, with a drop between 50 cents and $1.00 for average residential customers.
WASHINGTON (AP) – U.S. consumers stepped up their spending on retail goods in September, a hopeful sign for the sluggish economy.
WASHINGTON (AP) – Two senior Treasury officials said Friday that they had never seen a loan restructuring similar to the Energy Department loan to a failed solar panel maker.
CHICAGO (AP) – Looking for a job isn't just a concern for those under 65. Retirees and those past the traditional age for calling it quits increasingly need or want to work.
WASHINGTON (AP) – The U.S. government ran a $1.3 trillion deficit for the budget year that ended last month, the third straight year it has operated more than $1 trillion in the red.
WASHINGTON (AP) – Congress' debt reduction supercommittee should consider overhauling the tax code and revamping Social Security, Medicare and a host of programs for the poor, a group of Senate Republicans urged Friday.
NEW YORK (AP) – Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton said Friday it's time for the United States to stand up to China as the U.S. puts the economy at the center of its foreign policy.
WASHINGTON (AP) – The Obama administration says it is unable to go forward with a major program in the president's signature health care overhaul law – a new long-term care insurance plan.
NEW YORK (AP) – It wasn't just the latest iPhone that drew people to Apple stores Friday.
REDMOND, Wash. (AP) – Internet video chat service Skype is now officially a part of Microsoft.
NEW YORK (AP) – The longest BlackBerry outage in many years left customers outraged this week, threatening to cost the granddaddy of all smartphones more business when it's already struggling to keep up in a crowded marketplace.